Sexual touching and Beyonce box set theft among crimes dealt with in Sunderland

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The following cases have been dealt with at Sunderland Magistrates’ Court.

Gemma Stanbridge, 24, of Rydal Avenue, Easington Lane, was found guilty after a trial of sexually touching a girl under 16 without consent. She was given an 18-month community order with up to 35 days of specified activity. She was also told to pay a £150 fine, a victim surcharge of £60 and costs of £350 and will be on the Sex Offenders’ Register for five years.

Toni Prenelle, 27, of Lumley Street, Sunderland, pleaded guilty to stealing a Beyonce box set, a Lacoste box set and a Beckham box set, valued at £39.97, from Wells Pharmacy, in Dundas Street, on October 26. She was fined £100 and was told to pay compensation of £39.97 a victim surcharge of £20 and costs of £85.

Rita Johnson, 55, of Cicero Terrace, Southwick, was found guilty after a trial of an assault committed between August 5 and August 9 at Hylton Bank. She was fined £180 and was told to pay a victim surcharge of £20 and costs of £620.

Kirsty Portrey, 26, of Grasmere Crescent, Shiney Row, pleaded guilty to taking a Vauxhall Combo van without the owner’s consent on October 18, drink-driving on Chester Road, with 66 microgrammes of alcohol in 100ml of breath – the legal limit being 35, driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence and without insurance. She was fined £360 and was told to pay a victim surcharge of £36, costs of £85 and a criminal courts charge of £150. She was banned from driving for 22 months,

Andrew McAlpine, 29, of Eastlands West, Sunderland, pleaded guilty of failing to comply with a red traffic light signal on the A1018 North Bridge Street, while driving a large goods vehicle or passenger carrying vehicle on April 1. He was fined £117 with a victim surcharge of £20 and costs of £85 and three points.